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1816 : Tiffin, U.S. Surveyor General, Reports That Michigan is “Interminable Swamp”
1816 : Tiffin, U.S. Surveyor General, Reports That Michigan is “Interminable Swamp”
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At the end of the War of 1812, Congress authorized bounty lands to be awarded to soldiers, to compensate them for their service. Each man would get 160 acres in the Old Northwest Territory, which … Continue reading "1816 : Tiffin, U.S. Surveyor General, Reports That Michigan is “Interminable Swamp”"
1885 : Traverse City State Hospital for the Insane Opens
1885 : Traverse City State Hospital for the Insane Opens
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1885 : Traverse City State Hospital for the Insane Opens
Created by Michigan Public Act Number 155, and originally called the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, the Traverse City mental health institution had a total of five names in its one hundred plus year … Continue reading "1885 : Traverse City State Hospital for the Insane Opens"
1911, Reid Stout, School Bus Safety Mirror Inventor, Born
1911, Reid Stout, School Bus Safety Mirror Inventor, Born
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1911, Reid Stout, School Bus Safety Mirror Inventor, Born
  Reid Stout, Born November 30, 1911, Died June 1, 1986 A near-accident was the inspiration for the invention of the school bus safety mirror. These mirrors help the bus drivers see the blind spots, … Continue reading "1911, Reid Stout, School Bus Safety Mirror Inventor, Born"
1932 : Detroit Police Raid Oasis Club During the Height of Prohibition
1932 : Detroit Police Raid Oasis Club During the Height of Prohibition
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On November 30, 1932, Detroit Police raided the Oasis Club, a blind pig located near the Detroit City College campus (now Wayne State University). Source : Detroit Historical Society For more information about Prohibition, see … Continue reading "1932 : Detroit Police Raid Oasis Club During the Height of Prohibition"
1961 : Michigan Nurse Killed in Vietnam, Only Female Casualty
1961 : Michigan Nurse Killed in Vietnam, Only Female Casualty
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On November 30, 1961,  Hedwig Diane Orlowkski, a 1st Lieutenant and member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, was killed in Vietnam, the only Michigan woman killed in the conflict. 7 other female nurses also … Continue reading "1961 : Michigan Nurse Killed in Vietnam, Only Female Casualty"
1983 : Senator David Serotkin Recalled Over Tax Raise Vote
1983 : Senator David Serotkin Recalled Over Tax Raise Vote
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Recall fever swept the legislature in 1983 after it went along with newly elected Gov. James Blanchard’s call for a 38-percent increase in the state income tax. Only one Republican — Sen. Harry DeMaso of … Continue reading "1983 : Senator David Serotkin Recalled Over Tax Raise Vote"
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